Presidency Reacts To PDP’s Accusation Of ‘N280m Forex Deal’

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The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has reacted to an allegation that was post by a Twitter handle — @PDPNigeria — believed to be owned by the opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP), claiming that he made N280m dealing in forex.

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This is just as another allegation was raised by the verified Twitter handle of the PDP, accusing President Buhari of withdrawing $23m forex from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for foreign expenses and ‘estacode’.

PDP BuhariDenying the claim on his Facebook page yesterday, the Presidential spokesman said he was not a forex trader.

“It is a lie by PDP to say I bought $800,000 from the CBN. I had only two forex purchases since coming into government: Eight thousand Dollars ($8,000) sent to my daughter and nephews through United Bank for Africa. This is verifiable.

“I’m not a forex trader. The day I choose to start trading in forex, I will resign as a presidential spokesman. If I know the coward and psychopath behind the official PDP handle, I will launch a defamation suit against him or her. And I will claim money in millions as damages,” Shehu said.

It will be recalled, the PDP took to its Twitter handle, @PdpNigeria on Saturday and alleged that the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele assisted Shehu in the deal.

The tweet reads, “FLASH: Garba Shehu got $800,000 forex at N185 from CBN on the instructions of Emefiele, CBN governor and sold at N350 on the same day.”

 

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